Kindle Fire 2 to Have Better Screen, Camera – AllThingsD

Have you ordered the new Nexus 7 Android tablet yet? You might want to out that on hold, because it looks like Amazon is going to release a better tablet in the not too distant future.

AllThingsD is reporting that the new Kindle Fire 2 is going to launch later this year, and according to some of the developers already briefed on the new tablet there’s going to be some major changes.

The KF2 is rumored to be thinner and weigh less than the original. It’s also supposed to have a camera and a much-improved display. Developers gave reportedly been told to design their apps for a display with screen with a resolution of 1280×800, which is a bit different than the screen resolution of the current Kindle Fire (1024×600).

Interesting, yes, but I don’t think it means as much as do the folks at AllThingsD. It’s a very slight change in the aspect ratio, and all it means is that the screen will be ever so slightly longer and less wide than on the original Kindle Fire.

Of course, the one detail I’m most interested in wasn’t mentioned here; there’s nothing about the screen size – just the resolution. I’m still looking forward to finding out of there will be a 10″ Kindle Fire.